Guava is a common tropical fruit cultivated in many tropical and subtropical regions.
Guava is excellent, sweet and tasty. Fans of the fruit would not mind having it every day, mainly because of its numerous health benefits.
Here is the list of health benefits of eating guava during pregnancy:
Guava is rich in vitamin C that plays a vital role in strengthening the immune system.
Balances Blood Pressure Levels
Guava is rich in potassium and consuming this fruit helps in maintaining optimal blood pressure and prevents spikes in blood pressure.
Regulates Blood Sugar Levels
Guava has the potential to control blood sugar levels due to its high fibre content
Prevents Constipation and Haemorrhoids
Guavas being rich in fibre play a prominent role in preventing these conditions
Guava is alkaline in nature and helps balance the acid content of the stomach.
Lowers Cancer Risk
Guava is also rich in lycopene and vitamin C, which can help detoxify the body.
Guava is rich in vitamin A and prevents the chance of blindness and improves the vision of both the mother and fetus.
The Nervous System in Babies
Guava contains folic acid and vitamin B9, which aid in brain and nervous system development in the babies
Fights Germs and Infections
Guava is rich in vitamin C, E, carotenoids, isoflavonoids, and polyphenols, which are known for their antioxidant properties.
Guava is a rich source of magnesium that relaxes nerves and muscles.
Controls Blood Cholesterol
Guavas are high in soluble fibre which lowers LDL or bad cholesterol.
The iron requirement increases during pregnancy, and guava has sufficient iron content that keeps the haemoglobin levels in check.
The Rich Source of Vitamin B3 and B6
These vitamins enhance the brain health of the fetus and improve focus and concentration levels in pregnant women.
Curbs Morning Sickness
The vitamin C content in guava is good for controlling morning sickness.
- Consumption of unripe or semi-ripe guavas during pregnancy should be avoided, as it may lead to toothache or dental problems.
- Unwashed or unpeeled guavas could contain infections leading to listeriosis.